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Climate Change Will Create 1.5 Billion Migrants by 2050 and We Have No Idea Where They'll Go

The climate crisis has already created millions of invisible refugees and could create up to 1.5 billion more in the next 30 years. But under international law no country is obliged to take them in.
Izzie Ramirez
9.12.19
Culture

This Mexican Town Celebrates Its Namesake Saint with Exploding Hammers

Despite several attempts to ban the practice and the handful of injuries it regularly causes, the tradition has carried on for 300 years.
VICE Staff
4.30.19
brazil

Everything We Know About the School Shooting in Brazil

"Things like this don’t happen in Brazil, but other countries,” said the Brazilian vice president, who added “violent video games” may have influenced the killers.
Marie Declercq
3.13.19
carnaval

For Indigenous and Afro-Colombians, Carnaval Is More Than a Party

Faced with stigmatization and targeted threats, Colombia's marginalized communities have found a respite in the Barranquilla Carnaval: a means of preservation and celebration in the midst of violence.
Megan Janetsky
3.7.19
Photos

Photos That Show Brazilian Carnaval from a Different Perspective

Instead of pointing her lens at the street, Lady Gaia captured the reactions of residents who watched the colorful party from the best seat in the house: their apartments.
Marie Declercq
2.28.19
COLOMBIA

Venezuelans Tell Us Why They're Demanding Change In Their Country

We spent the weekend on the Venezuela-Colombia border with people who risked their lives trying to bring vital humanitarian aid into their country.
Alex Domash
2.26.19
Photos

Photos of Young Venezuelans Protesting in Caracas

On February 12, protesters took to the streets of Caracas to demand that humanitarian aid trucks, which remain blocked at the border, be allowed to enter the country.
Iradj Abédi
2.14.19
New music

C. Tangana and MC Bin Laden Look for Love in "Pa llamar tu atención"

Watch the new video from the Spanish rapper and one of the biggest names in Brazilian carioca funk.
Sebastián Narváez Núñez
1.24.19
Broadly

Suspects in Marielle Franco's Murder Have Ties to Bolsonaro Family

The two primary suspects in the murder of the Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco previously received honors from senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, the son of president Jair Bolsonaro.
VICE Brazil
1.23.19
cybercrime

Cybercriminals Are Taking Advantage of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp social engineering scams have become common in the country.
Melanio Escobar
1.16.19
prison

What It's Like Inside an 'Open' Prison

"Being in prison causes a lot of anguish. There’s nothing more than that, so we have to find a way to make confinement beneficial and not just a punishment."
Rodrigo Márquez Tizano
1.8.19
Culture

Forget Netflix: Inside the Forums Where People Share Obscure Pirated Movies

It's difficult to draw the line between distributing essential, hard-to-find cultural relics and piracy.
Tania Tapia Jáuregui
1.7.19
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